Shah Rukh Khan to play a journalist in Madhavan’s Rocketry – The Nambi Effect
R Madhavan’s ambitious project ‘Rocketry – The Nambi Effect’ is in the post-production stage. The film which is the biopic of famous scientist Nambi Narayanan has Madhavan playing the lead role as well as wearing the director’s hat. Interestingly, Madhavan had got Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh to essay a cameo role in the film. SRK will be seen in the role of a journalist who takes the audience through the protagonist’s journey in flashback. He is already said to have shot for his portions. If reports are to be believed, the same character will be reprised by Suriya in the Tamil version. The film is being made as a multilingual in three languages – Tamil, English and Hindi.
Nambi Narayanan was a cryogenic division head at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). In 1994, he was falsely charged with espionage and arrested. The charges against him were later squashed by the CBI and the Supreme Court declared him not guilty. ‘Rocketry’ will have Madhavan appearing in multiple looks. Since the story traverses different timelines, he paid special attention to his looks. He went through physical transformations to get a look strikingly similarly to Nambi Narayanan.
‘Rocketry’, the movie, is based on Nambi Narayanan’s own book ‘Ready to fire: How India and I survived the ISRO spy case’, which details about the controversial case and his infamous arrest.